The energy from the Daf Yomi celebration pulsates in our community. Many people are excited about incorporating daily learning into their lives. Please consider joining me for two new classes on Friday morning mentioned below. Also, if you are interested in joining a new class studying Kitzur Shulchan Aruch on Shabbat afternoon before mincha or an evening Daf Yomi class, please let me know. If there is enough interest, we will launch these as well.
Keep up the Torah...every day and it in turn will lift you up..
All the best and Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
The Young Couples Committee
The Young Couples Committee is a group that sets out to provide programming and activities for members of Agudath Sholom in the 25-45 cohort. Our goal is to organize events for members to socially engage in and outside of Shul. We are looking forward to our first event at Kosh after Shabbat on August 18 from 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. We hope to see many of you there. If you are interested in being involved in planning and organizing events for the committee, please contact Laura Tobin at email@example.com . We are excited to implement many fun programs this year and in the years ahead.
Friday morning Mishna Yomi Shiur - 8:45 AM - 9 AM
Friday morning Daf Yomi Shiur - 9:00 AM
Each of these classes will begin on Friday, August 17th, 2012. Both classes will follow the world cycles for study and will offer an opportunity to "check -in" for a live class. If you are interested in joining, please contact Rabbi Cohen and he will also send you resources for ongoing study.
Prior to the classes, Rabbi Cohen will continue:
Tuesday: Taste of Parsha class at 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM.
Refreshments will be served.
Rabbi Cohen's Open Office Hours Update
Rabbi Cohen will not have his office hours this week, if you need assistance, please contact the office 203-358-2200.
BECOME A MEMBER: JOIN THE CAS FAMILY!
Become part of our 100+ year tradition and receive the benefits of being a CAS member:
High holiday tickets + the opportunity to obtain reserved seating for the holidays
Reduced pricing on youth and special events
Updates on CAS goings-on and more
CAS offers special dues plans for new members and young families. Help support our congregation activities - from daily minyanim to youth activities to special classes to great events!
Yizkor Book-Please respond to the email / letter you received. Stop by the office to place a new Yizkor Book Entry to confirm your Yizkor Book entry.
Seating-High holiday seat request forms are in the mail. Please respond promptly to help us make sure we meet your needs. You can check seating charts and our seating policy @ www.cas-stamford.org under High Holiday Information. Seating charts are available for review in the office.
Sponsorships available-contact Cindy for info
SPECIAL SELICHOT PROGRAM & SERVICES
Saturday night, September 8
Miriam Krupka, Ramaz Upper School
Pray, Dorian, Pray: A Discussion of 'Dorian Gray'
and Its Themes of Renewal
Interactive presentation follows traditional Selichot services, led by Cantor Arik Wollheim
Services 9:30 pm Program 10:30 pm. Late Selichot services also
CAS Youth Department
Bounce back From Summer & HAVE A BLAST at the..
CAS YOUTH BOUNCE & BBQ
Sunday September 9, 4:30-6:30 PM
CAS Social Hall / Patio
Children of all ages
2 hours over amazing inflatables, activity centers,
snow cones and much more
Cost for bounce: $10/member child, $12/non-member child,
$180 sponsorships (family bounce + food) available
Throughout the summer we will have Tot Shabbat, Mini Minyan and Jr. Congregation!
Rabbi Yehuda Jeiger
HELP US GET READY FOR THE HIGH HOLIDAYS-Please respond to the email / letter to confirm your Yizkor Book entry. High holiday seat requests will be in the mail in the next few weeks. Stop by the office to place a new Yizkor Book Entry or review high holiday seating information. Want to review your reserved seating? Learn about our ticket policy? Click here to access our High Holiday Information Site
SPONSOR THE KIDDUSH- Would you like to sponsor a Shabbat Kiddush? Call the office and ask for Cindy, 203-358-2200!
DRESS CODE REMINDER With the summer months in full swing, please remember the summer dress code for leading services. On weekdays, men must wear full length pants and collared shirts. On Shabbat, a jacket is requested as well. For an aliyah, pants and collared shirts are acceptable during the weekday and Shabbat. Thank you for your cooperation in our on-going efforts to enhance the dignity of the shul.
LET US KNOW! We strive at CAS to support our members in time of need. If you know of someone who is ill, please reach out to Rabbi Cohen via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, alerting our clergy and Chesed committee to offer comfort and assistance. Together, we can insure CAS's role as a community of caring. Thank you very much!
CAS DECORUM The policy for our kids is easy - "In shul or in groups." Please help us maintain decorum. Make sure you child is either sitting in synagogue or participating in our Youth Groups. Make sure that your child enjoys Kiddush in the Simcha Room or Social Hall.
Sisterhood Gift Shop
Sylvia's Gift Shop Summer Hours
Tuesdays 1 - 4pm Thursdays 1 - 3pm
Or by appointment - 203-358-2200
Special Community Announcement
5th Annual 5K Run/Walk Family Fun Day
Presented by: The Herbert and Sarah M. Gibor Charitable Foundation
To benefit JumpStart at the JCC, a comprehensive preschool program for children with special needs. Open to the community.
Enjoy family fun after the walk including classic field races. USATF certified course! Professionally timed race!
Monday, September 3
Rain or Shine | 9 a.m. Sign in | 9:30 a.m. Start | At 1035 Newfield Avenue
Pre-register by August 20: $25 adults, $12 students & children up to age 18
After August 20: $30 adults, $15 students & children up to age 18
Sponsorship opportunities available. Info: Nancy Shiffman 203-487-0941 or email@example.com
PURIM IN JERUSALEM-The February 2013 BiCultural Israel tour planned by Walter Shuchatowitz (Mr. S) and Bob Abrams will feature an extended stay in Jerusalem including the celebration of Purim. Early reservations are advised, for details please call BiCultural at 203-329-2186.
SECOND ANNUAL SUMMER SUNDAY IN STAMFORD, August 12, for those who are thinking of moving to Stamford. Sponsored by CAMOS (Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford). See the sites and sounds of Stamford and meet people who have made Stamford their home. Know anybody who maybe interested? contact Abigail Kurtz firstname.lastname@example.org or Marti Sichel email@example.com
TRIP TO ISRAEL-Men's MALT still has a few more openings for anyone wanting to join the trip to Israel. For more information, contact Tzvi Bernstein at - firstname.lastname@example.org
JEWISH EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS BY JEWISH TWENTIES AND THIRTIES and JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE. A three part series for Jewish professionals. Thursday, August 16: Building Your Resume. Learn the "do's and don'ts" of creating a great resume that will get you noticed, with Mitch Podob. Thursday, September 27: Social Media & the Job Search. Explore why social media sites can be instrumental or harmful in finding and landing that perfect job, with Erik Karff. Wednesday, October 17: Interview Skills learn the secrets of delivering a successful interview: dress, interaction, trick questions and keeping the conversation going post-interview with Mitch Podub. All sessions begin at 7 pm and are open to the entire community at the Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue. Suggested donation of $10 or a food donation to the JFS Kosher Food Pantry. Info Leah Schechter, JFS Singles Outreach Coordinator, at 203-921-4161 or email@example.com
BEFORE THE "I Do's" - Thursdays 7:30- 8:30 pm beginning October 15. Couples preparing for marriage can join a premarital support group to cover topics like communication, financial conflicts and child rearing. Melanie Rago, MS in Counseling, will lead the group in the Westport JFS office, 431 Post Road East, Suite 11. Fee is $10 per couple per session. To reserve space, Melanie Rago at 203-454-4992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERBERT & SARAH GIBOR READING PARTNERS PROGRAM is a group of dedicated volunteer tutors, sponsored by the UJF and is an affiliate of the National Jewish Coalition for Literacy. Reading Partners volunteer for one hour each week reading one-on-one with students. Each tutor is assigned two students and spends a half-hour with each talking, reading or writing. Info -Tricia Hoff 203-321-1373 or email@example.com
SHIURIM RECORDINGS - David Cohen has a complete collection of recorded live shiurim by R. Michael Fine of Scranton, PA. These are in MP3 format and he can copy them onto a thumb drive etc. for anyone interested. They can be played on any digital player, or phone (like IPod, IPhone IPad or android device). For more info, contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org